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Samsung's Note 7 Autopsy Report is in the Form of an Infographic.

 
We finally have an official Note 7’s autopsy report!
Samsung has confirmed that bad battery design and a rush to release an updated version of the phone caused some of the devices to overheat and explode. Long story short, the Note 7’s battery (The one from Samsung SDI) was too large for the phone, there wasn’t enough room between the heat-sealed protective pouch around the battery and its internals, which caused the explosion. Samsung then switched to a different battery supplier (Batteries sourced from Amperex Technology Limited), but a completely different production flaw was introduced — some cells were missing insulation tape, and some batteries had sharp protrusions inside the cell that led to damage to the separator between the anode and cathode.
They’ve also released an infographic that seeks to explain the whole problem in detail:
 

Moving forward, Samsung plans to assign teams to own the crucial final checks for each device’s core component, and putting batteries through an 8-point test which includes durability testing, visual inspection, x-rays, charge and discharge tests, tests of total volatile organic compounds (TVOC), disassembling tests, accelerated usage tests, and open circuit voltage.

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14 comments on “Samsung's Note 7 Autopsy Report is in the Form of an Infographic.

  1. Tee says:

    nice… hope other OEMs learn from this mishap and improve future devices.

    1. Kemi Oguntayo says:

      Apple especially.
      The only explosion we’ve heard of apart from Samsung is the iPhone.
      Note: I am actually an Apple Fangirl

  2. pWilliams says:

    I hope they learn not to rush again

  3. Rotimi popoola says:

    I hope they improve this time around

  4. Osakwe tochukwu says:

    This will change a lot of things for samsung…better battery and more secure devices i forsee

    1. Kemi Oguntayo says:

      Obviously.

  5. Yomi says:

    We all this coming, didn’t we?

  6. Lanre Akogun says:

    Samsung and hot phones are like 5 and 6. I had to sell my S6 edge because the heat that was emanating from the device could be used to fry egg. Hopefully, these new measures would also address the temperature issue

    1. Kemi Oguntayo says:

      I can attest to this.

  7. Laide says:

    Finally, we can rest the issue that is the Note 7. Finally, every one can move on!

  8. Kemi Oguntayo says:

    Even before they made the issue known, I had an inkling that it was the battery.

  9. Chimezie says:

    People might not want to risk buying the S8 until the consumers have confirmed.

    1. Chimezie says:

      That it wouldn’t explode

  10. buying s8 is totally a waste of time

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